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For Profit: A History of Corporations

Author: William Magnuson.

For Profit: A History of Corporations

Author: William Magnuson.

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Item #: D41077
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Publication Date: 2019
Publisher: Basic
ISBN: 9781541601567
Corporations wield significant power over our lives, economy, and politics. Some celebrate them as engines of progress. Others argue that they recklessly pursue profit at the expense of us all. Yet as Magnuson shows, their purpose is a noble one. From their beginnings in the Roman Republic, corporations have been designed to promote the common good. By recap... More
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Corporations wield significant power over our lives, economy, and politics. Some celebrate them as engines of progress. Others argue that they recklessly pursue profit at the expense of us all. Yet as Magnuson shows, their purpose is a noble one. From their beginnings in the Roman Republic, corporations have been designed to promote the common good. By recapturing this spirit of civic virtue, corporations can help craft a society in which all of us—not just shareholders—benefit from the profits of enterprise.


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